Nasir   Memon

Nasir Memon

Professor and Department Head

Computer Science and Engineering


Nasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the founder and director of the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) laboratory ( He is the founding director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Security and Privacy (CRISSP , and CRISSP Abu Dhabi ( a collaborative initiative of multiple schools within NYU including NYU-Steinhardt, NYU-Wagner, NYU-Stern, and NYU-Courantas well as NYU Abu Dhabi.

He is an affilaite faculty at the computer science department in the Courant Instititue of Mathemmatical Sciences at NYU. 

His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, data compression, network security and security and human behavior.

Memon earned a BE in Chemical Engineering and a MS  in Mathematics from BITS Pilani, India. He received a MS andPhD in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska.

He  has published over 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds a dozen patents in image compression and security. He has won several awards including the Jacobs Excellence in Education award and several best paper awards. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and was the Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Security and Forensics.

He is an IEEE Fellow and an SPIE Fellow for his contrbutions to image compression and multimedia security and forensics. Memon was the co-founder of Digital Assembly and Vivic Networks, two early-stage start-ups in NYU-Poly's business incubators.

Journal Articles

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University of Nebraska, 1992

Ph. D., Computer Science

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 1982

Master of Science, Mathematics

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 1982

Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering


NYU School of Engineering


From: September 1998 to present

HP Research Lab

Visiting Faculty

From: June 2007 to July 2008

Northern Illinois University

Assistant Professor

From: August 1994 to June 1998

Arkansas State University

Assistant Professor

From: August 1992 to August 1994

Awards + Distinctions

  • SPIE Fellow 2014
  • Best Research in Advanced ID Systems: Online Authentication of Digital Signature through Mobile Phones. Nasir Memon and Napa Sae-Bae. 2014
  • Best Paper Award:  Xiang Liu, Liyun Li, and Nasir Memon.  International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining, 2013.  
  • Best Paper Award: IEEE Signal Processing Soceity. Protecting Biometric Templates with Sketch: Theory and Practice. Yagiz Sutcu, Qiming Li and Nasir Memon. 2012‏
  • IEEE Fellow 2010
  • IEEE Signal Processing Soceity; Distinguished Lecturer: Nasir Memon, 2011-2012 (Image Forensics: Collection, Search, Attribution and Authentication, Biometric Security and Privacy, Network Forensics, Advanced File Carving and Techniques, Image Steganography and Steganalysis).
  • Best Paper Award: DFRWS 2008 Annual Conference. Anandabrata Pal, Husrev Sencar, and Nasir Memon
  • Jacobs Excellence in Education Award. Polytechnic University, 2002.
  • ISO/IEC Certificate of Appreciation. International Standards Organization, 2002.
  • NSF CAREER AWARD: Lossless, Near-Lossless and Lossy Plus Lossless Image Compression. Nasir Memon. 15-May-1997

Research Interests

  • Data Compression
  • Biometrics
  • Security and Human Behavior
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Multimedia  Security and Forensics